Charles Edmund Haas (1873-1960) was a clerk in the U.S. State Department (1905-06), Los Angeles deputy city attorney (1907-13),
deputy county counsel (1913-18), judge, Los Angeles Municipal Court (1926-31) and later a presiding judge (1948), Los Angeles
Superior Court. The collection consists of biographical materials on Judge Haas, several articles written by him and a bound
typescript of his autobiography,
Haas was born April 15, 1873 in California, Missouri; BA, Stanford University, 1898; LL.B., DGS, George Washington, P.G. Olympic,
1931; high school teacher (1895-1905); clerk, U.S. State Department (1905-06); Los Angeles deputy city attorney (1907-13);
deputy county counsel (1913-18); judge, Los Angeles Municipal Court (1926-31); became a judge, and later a presiding judge
(1948), Los Angeles Superior Court; president, Avocado-Citrus Company; vice president, Dell-Osso Mining and Milling Company;
lecturer on law, radio stations KFI and KECA; lecturer on California history, KRKD; wrote a book, Lawyers I Have Known and Their Cases (1953?) and an autobiography entitled, California Reverie; died in 1960.
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